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The struggle continues – ‘The Boxtrolls’ lost Golden Globes

January 12, 2015

For years, I have not and still do not watch award ceremony shows or even mainstream general broadcast television … very rarely sometimes. Just heard that the 2015 Golden Globes awards event took place yesterday, Sunday night. The Boxtrolls (stop motion) & The Lego Movie (cgi) were a few of the contenders for the Golden Globes. Well, guess what … How to Train your Dragon 2 (CGI) won Golden Globes award for best animated feature.

Back in 2013, the Academy Awards Oscars awards included 3 STOP MOTION FEATURES that were nominated for best animated feature … Frankenweenie, The Pirates! Band of Misfits, and ParaNorman. Again, guess what … the all CGI animated Brave won the coveted ‘Oscar’. Hey stop motion studios … do not release too many stop motion features in one year! Instead, spread out release dates to maybe increase chance of winning one of those awards?!

But seriously, it has always been a bumpy ride for stop motion to crack through mainstream market. The audiences constantly bombarded by & indoctrinated to CGI visuals. Hopefully, mainstream Stop Motion will continue but they need to generate profits for the studios and perhaps will have more long term longevity via subsequent video streaming, satellite & cable TV, dvd rentals & sales, and other distribution outlets, to reach niche audiences seeking alternatives and more variety of entertainment choices.

Awards Ceremonies … well … I am neutral about them. If you think it has value, then ‘whatever floats your boat’ :mrgreen:

Topics: Films - Shorts - Animation, Puppet Animation, Stop Motion | 1 Comment »

One Response to “The struggle continues – ‘The Boxtrolls’ lost Golden Globes”

  1. StopmoNick says:

    A friggin’ SEQUEL won the award?

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